Desert Camouflage in Winter time – Finnish M04 desert camo

Desert Camouflage in Winter time – Finnish M04 desert camo Introduction Despite the current temperatures, or even because of them, I want to take a look at a cool topic – literally and figuratively: Desert camouflage in winter time. Some years back, I did an article on transitional camouflage patterns in winter environments, arguing that […]

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Field Test: PenCott Metropolis – an update

Field Test: PenCott Metropolis – an update Introduction It has been several years since I last wrote about PenCott Metropolis. In my initial field test, I introduced the prototypes of said pattern, which were displayed during IWA 2017. Since then a lot has happened with it. While PenCott Wildwood gained more interest, as it is […]

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Winter Camouflage – PenCott Snowdrift

Winter Camouflage – PenCott Snowdrift Introduction Even though most of the snow is already gone, I am going to continue the winter camouflage series. In this field test, I will be focusing on PenCott Snowdrift. As I was doing this series, Dominic Hyde, the developer of the PenCott patterns, quickly reached out and provided me […]

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Review: Bundesheer – Camouflage field jacket, heavy (Austrian Armed Forces)

Review: Bundesheer – Camouflage field jacket, heavy (Austrian Armed Forces) Introduction The Camouflage jacket, heavy or “Tarnanzugjacke, schwer” fielded by the Austrian Bundesheer (Austrian Armed Forces) is part of the “Tarnanzug Neu” – offering Austrian soldiers not only a universal camouflage pattern, but also a new line of clothing. When I had the chance to […]

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Field Test: Bundesheer “Tarnanzug Neu” – urban and alpine

Field Test: Bundesheer “Tarnanzug Neu” in an urban and alpine environment Introduction I already had the opportunity to introduce the new camouflage pattern of the Austrian Army (“Bundesheer”) in 2019. Called the “Tarnanzug Neu” (TN 17/20), this pattern was introduced to the public in 2017, trialed with the first battalion in 2019 and then fielded […]

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